The 2017 Yamaha XT250 will appeal to riders looking for a dirt-capable dual-sport bike with an approachable seat height and easy operation.With electric starting and fuel injection, the XT250 is a trouble free machine with a long history of dependability. Off-road, due to moderate suspension travel and basic suspension units, the XT250 will do best at lower speeds and on smoother trails when riding off-road.
Freeway use will be limited, but the XT250 makes for an outstanding urban commuter with weight under 300 pounds, a good perch for viewing your surroundings, and impressive 200-mile range that comes from great fuel economy and a decent-sized fuel tank.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2017 Yamaha XT250 Specs:
Motor: SOHC 4-stroke 2-valve single
Bore x stroke: 74 x 58mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel delivery: Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI)
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission: 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final drive: Chain
Front suspension: Non-adjustable 35mm forks; 8.9 inches of travel
Rear suspension: Linkage assisted shock w/ adjustable spring-preload and rebound damping; 7.1 inches of travel
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
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